Susan O’Hara is the principal of Stuart-O’Hara Inc. She has over thirty years of progressive experience in applied research in the private, public, and not for profit sectors. For eleven years she was vice-president of the largest private research company in Canada with responsibilities that included private and public sector partnerships. Since 1995 she has led Stuart-O’Hara Inc. Knowledge Management Services in designing and implementing research strategies and processes to identify and incorporate stakeholder contributions to innovation and enterprise development.